Rustic hickory, coming from the outer edge of hickory trees, is like regular hickory, however, it is more dramatic, meaning it has more knots, burls, extreme grain patterns, color ranges, and streaks of color. Glaze can enhance the characteristics of rustic hickory. When it is put on the wood, it settles into the knots and brings out the the grain. …
Hickory Heart wood comes from the center of Eastern American trees. It is just as durable as hickory and rustic hickory wood, but it is more consistent in color and has no knots.
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